[Samba] problem switching PDC from NT4 to Samba

Albrecht Dreß adress at idsystems-ag.de
Thu Feb 7 08:30:08 GMT 2002

Hi All!

Please excuse me if this is a really dumb question, I am new to this 
list, and I am usually a pure unix user...

I currently have a system with a NT4 SP6 PDC server and a Linux samba 
2.2.0 (From SuSE 7.2) machine. My idea is to "downgrade" the nt box to 
a simple (not PDC) server, and to use the samba machine as PDC. This 
works great for '98 clients, but I was not able to add the NT machine 
to the "new" pdc. I followed the instructions (created a new domain, 
added a passwd entry and smbpasswd entry for the machine), and I was 
able to change the domain in the NT box (it told me that it joined the 
new domain successfully). However, it does *not* ask samba for password 
authentications, but still keeps its old user data base. Is there any 
"magic" to make NT forget this and ask samba instead? Furthermore, I 
noticed that the machine account's password in smbpasswd for NT box was 
not changed by joining the domain. Is this correct?

Any help is welcome!

Thanks in advance,


Dr. Albrecht Dreß
I.D. Systems AG
An der Wachsfabrik 25
D-50996 Köln

Tel.: +49 2236 39 11 72
Fax: +49 2236 39 11 77
mailto:adress at idsystems-ag.de

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